Originally created 09/13/03

A look at Saturday night's Georgia Tech-Florida State game



Site - Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300), Tallahassee, Fla.

Kickoff - 8 p.m. EDT.

TV - ABC/Regional (Gary Thorne and David Norrie).

Records - Georgia Tech (1-1, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference); Florida State (2-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Coaches - Georgia Tech, Chan Gailey (32-18 career, 8-7 at school); Florida State, Bobby Bowden (334-95-4 career, 261-64-4 at school).

Last Meeting - Florida State won 21-13 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta last season.

Series Record - Florida State leads 11-7-1.

Key Players - Georgia Tech, QB Reggie Ball (first true freshman ever to start the season opener has been solid in two games, completing 53 percent of his passes for 296 yards), WR Jonathan Smith (leading receiver with nine catches for 121 yards, all in the opener against BYU), TB P.J. Daniels (leading rusher with 97 yards, benched after two fumbles in upset of Auburn), LBs Keyaron Fox and Daryl Smith (Fox had 15 tackles and a sack against Auburn; Smith had 10 tackles and a sack), DE Eric Henderson (ACC defensive linemen of the week after finishing with three sacks against Auburn). Florida State, RB Greg Jones (appears fully recovered from season-ending knee injury a year ago; leading Seminoles with 147 yards rushing in two games, averaging nearly 7 yards a carry), QB Chris Rix (back as the starter and completing 60 percent of his passes for 460 yards, three touchdowns and only one interception), WR Craphonso Thorpe (leading receiver has 12 catches in two games), DT Darnell Dockett (massive tackle at 6-foot-4, 280 pounds leads team with 13 tackles, including three for a loss), FS B.J. Ward (big hitter has 12 tackles, second on team, and has broken up two passes).

Extra Points - Georgia Tech hasn't beaten Florida State since the Seminoles joined the ACC in 1992. ... The last time the Yellow Jackets beat Florida State was in 1975, a 30-0 shutout at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. ... Georgia Tech is 0-5 all-time at Doak Campbell Stadium. ... The Yellow Jackets lead the ACC in rushing defense, allowing just 63 yards a game. That figure is 17th nationally. ... Former Florida State QB Danny Kanell set the single-game school record for completions with 41 against Georgia Tech on Oct. 21, 1995. ... The Seminoles have forced at least one turnover in 39 straight games. The last time they didn't? Sept. 9, 2000, against the Yellow Jackets. Florida State still won that game.